Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JN Malan
JN Malan
121(135) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog sweep
  • 19 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
3 7 19 23 18 6 24 21
KIC Asalanka
77(69) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • steered
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
5 11 13 8 11 7 11 11

Best performances - Bowlers

T Shamsi
T Shamsi
O7.4
M0
R49
W5
Eco6.39
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W1W
K Rabada
K Rabada
O6
M0
R16
W2
Eco2.66
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

3-match series level 1-1

Match number

Season

Match days

4 September 2021 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

South Africa 10, Sri Lanka 0

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Sreshth Shah

And that's all from us over here. Hope you enjoyed the game. See you on Tuesday for the series decider! Have a good day, and take care.

11.28pm Time for the presentation.

Janneman Malan is the Player of the Match. He says, "Always good to get a good score in such conditions. Wanted to play with a straighter bat. It's always an honour to play for the country. Want to give my best every time. Hopefully that is enough."

Losing captain Dasun Shanaka: "We started well, but Reeza-Jaaneman partnership took the game away from us. Our fielding wasn't up to the standard. Bowling was a concern too. Total was chaseable though, and rain interruption cost a bit. I think death bowling has improved."

Winning captain Keshav Maharaj: "I think the boys showed energy, set the tone, had good motivation. Fair play to the coach to play three spinners today. We wanted to capitalise and we did."

Sean Daniel: "I don't think SL should be too worried with this loss. There was still some respite from Charith And Chamika. Just need 2 batsmen from the top to fire. I'm sure Avishka will come in good for the 3rd Odi and we might see Chandimal coming in for Bhanuka for obvious reasons."

11.21pm So that's 1-1 in the series, and South Africa get 10 Super League points too. Stand-in captain Keshav Maharaj asks Tabraiz Shamsi to lead the winning team off the field. But as important as Shamsi's five was Janneman Malan's 121. That set the base for South Africa to post an imposing total over here on a deck that had a fair amount of turn all day.

It was a stop-start day with rain delaying toss, and then another break midway through the second innings too. Also worth mentioning is Reeza Hendricks' 54-ball 51 and Heinrich Klaasen's 27-ball 43. That gave South Africa the momentum at the break. After that came Kagiso Rabada's red-hot new-ball spell that picked off two early wickets. Charith Asalanka entertained again by hitting 77 in 69 balls but he did not get much support from the other batters. With the required run-rate rising and Sri Lanka needing to attack, Shamsi then feasted on the middle and lower-middle order. It sets the series up for a mouth-watering finale on Tuesday. Hopefully Kagiso Rabada and Janneman Malan - both off the field for significant periods in the second innings - will be ready and fit by then.

36.4
W
Shamsi to Dananjaya, OUT, in the air and taken at long off! Markram dives across to take the catch and Shamsi takes a career-best 5 for 49! This was overpitched on off, and he tried to muscle a shot over the bowler. Toe-ended eventually, and Markram commits to the catch by taking a tumble on his followthrough. Shamsi looks up at the sky after the dismissal and South Africa win by 67 runs (DLS method)

A Dananjaya c Markram b Shamsi 3 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

36.3
2
Shamsi to Dananjaya, 2 runs, full outside off and turning away. Lofts it inside out over cover. Fielder in the deep at extra cover runs around to intercept

CHRIS: "the wicketkeeper was asking maharaj in afrikans to be bowling the moment the batsman lifted his head in afrikaans."

36.2
1
Shamsi to Jayawickrama, 1 run, full just outside off. Defended off the front foot to cover point for a single

Here's the No. 11 - no better opportunity for Shamsi to get a five-wicket haul

36.1
W
Shamsi to Chameera, OUT, beautifully done! Length ball just outside off stump. He skips down the ground and tries to tonk it over long on. But the ball turns in, goes past the inside edge, and crashes into off stump. Sharp bowling to get some turn with the wet ball

PVD Chameera b Shamsi 11 (37m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 47.82

END OF OVER:
36 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 194/8 (71 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.38, RRR: 14.20)

  • Akila Dananjaya1 (2b)
  • Dushmantha Chameera11 (22b)
  • Keshav Maharaj8-0-32-1
  • Andile Phehlukwayo5-0-28-0
35.6
0
Maharaj to Dananjaya, no run, good length just outside off. Angling across. Tries to cut but misses
35.5
1
Maharaj to Chameera, 1 run, full outside off stump. Drags a slog sweep to cow corner for just one

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st18M BhanukaWIA Fernando
2nd0PBB RajapaksaM Bhanuka
3rd1DM de SilvaM Bhanuka
4th42DM de SilvaKIC Asalanka
5th64MD ShanakaKIC Asalanka
6th16KIC AsalankaPWH de Silva
7th6C KarunaratneKIC Asalanka
8th45PVD ChameeraC Karunaratne
9th2PVD ChameeraA Dananjaya
10th3A DananjayaP Jayawickrama